Early Branch Farm

Early Branch Farm represents an 18-year planning and design collaboration between the owner and the architect in the implementation of a Master Plan outlining the renovation and additions to the site's original structures.
Prior to the renovations and additions a visit to Early Branch Farm was a step back in time: a dilapidated but beautifully vernacular and intact 19th century southern coastal-plain farm complete with cane shed, smoke house, barns, outbuildings and a farmhouse built in 1868 of old growth heart pine salvaged from a house General Sherman destroyed.
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A sense of place
“height” — Steve Montgomery
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Early Branch Farm retains the calm repose of its southern coastal plain heritage Photo: Robert Cain
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Cottage (foreground) and Teahouse after renovation Photos: Rob Karosis
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New Teahouse deck and folding glass doors inserted below older pergola Photos: Rob Karosis
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Bath addition to the Teahouse Photos: Rob Karosis
“rocks” — 172hope
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Interior wall and storage cabinets constructed of site salvaged old growth heart pine. Photos: Rob Karosis
“good looking wood!” — robinchewe
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Photos: Rob Karosis, Robert Cain, Van Jones Martin
“pocket door with opaque glass” — karens390
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Photos: Rob Karosis, Robert Cain, Van Jones Martin
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The shotgun addition to the main house allows operable windows to naturally ventilate the kitchen and dining spaces Photo: Robert Cain
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The screened porch addition echoes the timeless tranquility of the site Photo Robert Cain
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Southern vernacular forms of the main house addition echo the straightforward approach to shelter of the original house
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The most dense of the reclaimed heart pine was saved for the Kitchen countertops Photo: Robert Cain
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A master plan addressing each of the original structures onsite was created and guided renovations and additions.
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The main house (built in 1868 of old growth heart pine salvaged from a house General Sherman destroyed) prior to renovation and additions. The recent addition in the foreground was removed. Photo: Robert Cain
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A live oak in fog represents timeless beauty, a sense of history and heritage on the Early Branch Farm. Photo: Rob Karosis
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Kitchen and Screen porch addition adjacent to an ancient walnut tree. Renovated shed to the left.
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Corridor to kitchen addition and screen porch. All visible finishes are site salvaged and re-milled southern long leaf heart pine
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1868 Main house with kitchen addition and screen porch to the left. All materials (almost exclusively heart pine) were removed from the main house except the hand hewn structural frame, milled and reinstalled.
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Renovated shed in foreground, Screen porch in background
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Kitchen counters are of exceptionally tight grained heart pine.
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